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An inside look at TEDxHopeCollege

On January 15, 2022, ten speakers, an executive board of students, an eager audience and a band of volunteers entered the DeWitt Theater for an evening of brief, high-quality presentations on a variety of topics. Together they created Hope College’s second annual TEDxHopeCollege event, West Michigan’s official independently organized TEDx event dedicated to allowing the…

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2021’s best: “Red Rocket”

Sean Baker’s newest work on a manipulative, self-centered egomaniac is done so well that the audience is won over within the first thirty minutes. “Red Rocket” follows the return of Mikey Saber—played by Simon Rex—to his hometown of Texas City after his stint in the adult film industry comes to a close. As Mikey returns, it…

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Remember Oxford

I am from Oxford, Michigan. A month ago, Oxford was a town no one had ever heard of. When I first arrived at Hope College and people asked where I was from, I’d make a map out of my hand and point. “It’s about an hour north of Detroit,” I’d say.  It’s my hometown. I…